Introduction We will Visit the countries known as Scandinavia on this trip. Scandinavia includes the countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. If you have ever looked at the flags of these countries, you will notice that they all contain a cross but with different colors on each. We will cover the beautiful fjords […]
We will Visit the countries known as Scandinavia on this trip. Scandinavia includes the countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. If you have ever looked at the flags of these countries, you will notice that they all contain a cross but with different colors on each.
We will cover the beautiful fjords in Norway, the forests of Finland, the glass shops in Sweden, the home of Hans Christian Anderson and the Little Mermaid in Denmark, and the beauty of waterfalls, geysirs, and other natural beauty of Iceland.
We will travel by rail, boat, planes, and motorcoaches during the trip. Come experience the similarities and the differences of these countries in northern Europe.
Day 1- We will depart MSP as we have an overnight flight to Europe. Try to get a little shut eye on the way over to be prepared for the busy schedule of the trip to come.
Day 2- We arrive in Oslo or Copenhagen (depending on schedules and prices when we book). It will be late afternoon, so we will head directly to the hotel, find our evening meal, and be ready to “set sail” in the morning.
Day 3- After breakfast, our coach will head southbound for the Port of Gothenburg, a major port of Western Europe. On Götaplatsen is Swedish sculptor Carl Milles’ seven-meter-high statue of the sea god Poseidon, which caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in 1931. Residents complained that the statue’s legs were too long for its body, and that the statue’s penis was far too big. Also a must-visit destination is the fish market hall, Feskekôrka, (‘fish church’ in Swedish), an indoor fish and shellfish market where you can buy all kinds of seafood delicacies caught on the day. Try the freshest catch of the day. We conclude our city tour at the Gothenburg Cathedral (Domkyrkan Göteborg), the seat of the bishop of Gothenburg in the Church of Sweden. The tour continues southbound to finally arrive in the evening in Copenhagen.
Day 4- The tour today starts with a sightseeing tour of Copenhagen, the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. Reminiscent of childhood memory fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” is the inspiration for the famous statue which was transported to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and is a true symbol to the Danish people. Amalienborg, our next stop is considered one of the greatest works of the Danish Rococo. Constructed in the 1700’s, the architecture consists of four identical palaces connected by a square. If you are lucky you will see the ceremonial changing of the guards, an event that happens every afternoon. The Hans Christian Andersen boulevard leads to a statue of this notable Writer on the City Square. The Danish fairy tale writer known for pieces as “The Ugly Duckling“ and “The Little Mermaid” had a known motto: “To travel is to live”. He spent 43 years traveling between home and abroad, gathering a lot of his inspiration for his fairy tales and stories from his time overseas. After lunch we will continue driving towards Stockholm.
Day 5- After breakfast, we continue our way to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Made out of 14 islands on the Baltic Sea this city is crowned the most beautiful of all Nordic cities. After lunch, we embark on a city tour that includes the City Hall of Stockholm (Stadshuset), one of the most beautiful and well- known buildings in the world with inside the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, venue for the yearly Nobel Banquet. From the Blue Hall, guests are invited up a stairway to the Golden Hall (Gyllene salen) to dance. The walls of the Golden Hall are covered with more than 18 million glass and gold mosaic pieces, an artwork of artist Einar Forseth. The venue attracts close to 400,000 visitors a year. The tour continues with visits to the old Parliament building, Vasa warship and the Storkyrkan cathedral.
Day 6- After breakfast, the coach departs to Norway’s largest lake Mjøsa and Lillehammer. Famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics, Lillehammer’s population comes just under 23,000 inhabitants. The feeling of space contributes to the calm and vast natural winter scenery. We arrive in the evening and have an overnight stay at Lillehammer or city nearby. Please note we will not visit the city Lillehammer.
Day 7-After breakfast, we travel to the European continent’s largest Glacier, Briksdal in Norway which covers 800 m2, at its deepest 400 meters below sea level and the highest point 2,000 meters above sea level. Surrounding the glacier is the Jostedalsbreen National Park, where we will embark on open troll-cars to admire the wildlife, clear streams, raging rivers and waterfalls. The ride will last for a half hour, after which our group will enjoy 10 minutes leisure time to take pictures and closely see the Briksdal glacier. In the afternoon we head south towards Gudvangen.
Day 8-After breakfast, the coach goes on to Gudvangen dock where the group joins the Sognefjord Cruise to explore Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest fjord, an unparalleled spectacle by Mother Nature. Spending two hours in the intoxicating scenery moment in the boat, the sightseeing ship has arrived in Flåm. After lunch, we will be travelling on one of the most beautiful railways, Flåmsbana. This exciting railway attracts visitors from all over the world. Scenery includes beautiful fjords, waterfalls, and valleys. After the ride, then return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 9- After breakfast, we depart to the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Every year on the 10th of December this city hosts the Nobel peace prize award on the anniversary passing of founder-inventor Alfred Nobel. Unlike the other four prizes awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is held in Oslo. We continue with a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, located inside the Frogner park grounds. On display are over 212 bronzes and granite statues. The theme of the park is on the Human Condition, illustrating relationships between men and women, adults and children. This is not to be missed!
Day 10- This morning we will head back to the airport to head to Finland. We should have time after arriving and checking in to our hotel to take a short walk around the city. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia -to the south.
Day 11- We will spend the entire day viewing this area. Helsinki is a lovely town to enjoy. The main sights we will seek out are the Uspenski Orthodox Church, the Helsinki Cathedral, and the ever- popular Market Square (where you are sure to find a bargain). The most popular tourist sight is the Temppeliaukio Church, which is quarried out of the natural bedrock with the interior walls being created naturally by the rock.
Day 12- This morning we will return to our beginning point and continue on back to Iceland. We will be arriving in time for our evening meal.
Day 13- Today we will take a tour of the area known as the “Golden Circle” drive. The Golden Circle is a tourist route in southern Iceland, covering about 190 mi looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back.
The three primary stops on the route are the Þingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall, and the geothermal area in Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Though Geysir has been mostly dormant for many years, Strokkur continues to erupt every 5–10 minutes. Other stops include the Kerið volcanic crater, the town of Hveragerði, Skálholt cathedral, and the Nesjavellir and Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plants.
The name Golden Circle is a marketing term for the route, derived from the name of Gullfoss, which means “golden waterfall” in Icelandic.
Day 14- We will have the morning to continue to explore the area before we head to the airport for our return flight to MSP in the late afternoon.
**The order of this route may be altered depending on availability of some of the activities
More for Le$$ Tours Value with everything included below. Make WISE comparisons with similar tour offers. We have included more than other companies at a lower cost.
Included: Roundtrip airfare to Scandinavia
13 nights at personally selected guesthouses
Transportation for entire tour
All admissions and tour fees
All breakfasts and a farewell dinner
Personal tour guide with you from start to finish
More for Le$$ Tours Sights and Activities
We offer more activities and sights on our trips than any other company at no additional cost (no optional side trips).
Thingvellir National Park
Reykjavik Flea Market
Geysir and Strokkur geysers
Fish Market in Gothenburg
Hans Christian Anderson home
Little Mermaid Statue
Copenhagen City Tour
Stockholm City Tour
Lake Mjosa in Lillehammer
Jostedalsbreen National Park
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Uspenski Orthodox Church
Helsinki Market Square
The cost of the tour is $4250 based on current estimates (depending on airfare increases and fuel surcharges instituted by airlines and created by currency exchange rates). This cost will only be increased if these two costs increase significantly in the interim since printing. Single supplement will be $400.
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